We are a small, entrepreneurial team
with tremendous resolve to make change

Chiefs for Change is a nonprofit network of diverse state and district education Chiefs dedicated to preparing all students for today’s world and tomorrow’s. We advocate for the policies and practices working for students, facilitate a robust system of peer-to-peer advising among our members, and sustain a pipeline of the next generation of Chiefs. Join us in making tomorrow’s generation better than today’s!

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What We Are Looking for:

Job Summary

Chiefs for Change is seeking an individual with outstanding program and project management experience and a passion for education policy and practice. The Associate will assist with all of CFC’s policy and advocacy related programming including coordinating peer-to-peer learning opportunities, providing supports across our network of members, drafting policy summaries and briefs, developing presentations and talking points, and a variety of due diligence, research, and data analyses. Additionally, s/he will support the strategy and creation of Chiefs for Change knowledge management processes, tools, and artifacts.

Within those parameters, Chiefs for Change will consider candidates with a wide variety of skills, with a strong preference for candidates with experience working within district or state agencies or candidates with an education consulting background. Associates are based virtually, with some travel to meetings and member locations as needed.


  • Ensure program quality and assist with project management duties, program functions, and development.
  • Work closely with senior leaders at Chiefs for Change to create recommendations, detailed timelines and project plans for programming, strategy work, and new initiatives.
  • Perform research on policy and practices related to CFC programming such as leading and developing a comprehensive landscape analysis on key priorities.
  • Identify innovative solutions and best practices from local, state, and national resources to help design programs.
  • Analyze policy and program design options based on CFC’s goals.
  • Create and deliver presentation materials and analyses for senior leadership and CFC members.
  • Prepare support materials, notes, and agendas for conference calls and meetings.
  • Develop presentations, brochures, and other materials to support CFC programs.
  • Create charts, graphs, infographics and other materials to visualize data.
  • Coordinate with counterparts in other organizations to develop strategic partners for CFC.
  • Provide scheduling, travel planning, logistic and on-site support, as needed.


Candidates must possess all of the following:

  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize items to meet critical deadlines
  • Collaborative working style and team player attitude
  • Passionate about Chiefs for Change’s mission and vision
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Experience using Google Apps (i.e., Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Forms, etc.)

Candidates skills and experience may include one or more of the following:

  • Experience developing programming for senior education leaders, educators, or policy practitioners
  • Proven track record of leading teams of teachers, school administrators, and/or districts/state leaders to markedly improve their effectiveness and student outcomes
  • Project management of complex new initiatives in education or other settings, ideally with a focus on human capital management
  • Experience with a professional services or consulting firm in education or other sectors, ideally specializing in human capital management

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

About You

  • You thrive in fostering team spirit and encourage team unity through shared collaboration, working together to solve problems, and putting team success first. You show up prepared and contribute to discussions and activities.
  • You’re a natural puzzler and detective. You love digging into the details, gathering data, and producing all possible solutions prior to acting. You do this with a positive attitude and smile on your face.
  • You possess an inherent sense of accountability – when you say you’ll do something, it gets done. People describe you as hyper-organized, detail-oriented, and responsible; you make juggling tasks and projects look easy and never let things slip through the cracks.
  • You display an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement; desiring and making an effort to acquire new knowledge or skills for work. You demonstrate creative and innovative thinking to find best solutions.

To Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to As we are a small team, we are not able to respond to each inquiry. We will reach out directly to those candidates we select to move forward in the interview process.


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What We Are Looking for:

Do you have a passion for educational equity and an interest in disrupting the status quo? Do you tweet, share, and post to social media in your sleep? We’re looking for someone with a strong interest in social media marketing and someone who is excited about and understands education policy and advocacy. The social media intern will work with CFC’s Associate as well as team members across different departments to implement the organization’s social media strategy. The intern will maintain CFC’s presence on various social media platforms and help create and publish content that is relevant to our members and the organization’s beliefs. In addition, s/he will regularly analyze and report on the activity on social media networks as well as the CFC website. Our small team is hands on and would expect you to jump right in.


Social Media

  • Build and manage CFC’s social media profiles and presence on Twitter and other relevant channels.
  • Posts updates, news, and announcements in a timely manner using appropriate content.
  • Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to our members and posts it to our accounts in a manner that invites conversation and interaction.
  • Update social media accounts with photos, videos, or other content from CFC activities and events.
  • Responds to posts or comments to bring value to user’s interactions.
  • Grows CFC online social networks by increasing followers and interactions.
  • Completes other social media projects as assigned.


  • Observes the online activity of model organizations; researches and reports on social media best practices.
  • Completes other research projects as assigned.

Analytics and Reporting

  • Uses Google Analytics to assess trends and activity on the CFC website.
  • Uses Twitter Analytics to assess trends and activity on the CFC Twitter page.
  • Reviews data on the performance of social media platforms and adjusts plans or strategies to optimize reach and social media ROI.


Candidates must be either graduate level students or undergraduate level students with a minimum of junior status or recent graduates within six months of completing their degrees. Other requirements include:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge.
  • A passion for local and state education policy and practice.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to be effective independently.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as research abilities.
  • Sense of humor, strong work ethic, “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude.
  • An innovator that is not afraid to present big ideas and think outside the box.
  • Experience using Google Apps (i.e. Gmail, calendar, Drive, Docs, Forms, etc.)
  • Preferred: Experience in K-12 public education, education reform, or related field.


We require that you have your own computer or laptop to complete projects and tasks. Interns work up to 10 hours per week.

To apply

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter that includes your work availability to Please use the following naming conventions: CoverLetter_FirstNameLastName and Resume_FirstNameLastName and save the documents as pdf files. If available, please provide links to your website, blog, twitter handle, or portfolio. As we are a small team, we are not able to directly respond to each inquiry. We will reach out directly to those candidates that we select to move forward in the interview process.